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Prison volunteers bring mercy behind bars

Father Mako Watanabe, a prison chaplain, has seen convicts become converts By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic

Compassion vs. security: what should U.S. do with Syrian refugees?

Intelligence gaps could jeopardize the vetting process for refugees By Matt Hadro WASHINGTON D.C. (CNA) Caption: Mi

CWL/CNEWA Holy Land pilgrimage reveals challenges

Holy Land Christians face daunting situation By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: The CWL group shown after pra

Famed 'Rosary Man' Charles Jacobs dies at age 96

He believed students should graduate with a diploma in one hand and a rosary in the other By Agnieszka Krawczynski The

Archbishop blesses icon of St. Stephen

The work will be hung in the Pastoral Centre of the archdiocese By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic A new icon


Shepherd gives final address to future deacons

Sunday, 22 November 2015
Archdiocese's first-ever class of permanent deacons looks forward to ordination in December By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic SURREY Caption: Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, gives a homily to the soon-to-be permanent deacons and their...

Archbishop to ordain two priests

Saturday, 21 November 2015
Deacons will advance to presbyterate By Josh Tng The B.C. Catholic Two men will complete their journey to the priesthood Dec. 3. One of the things this ordination shows is the diversity of the...

Pottery teaches lessons in spirituality, sister says

Friday, 20 November 2015
Creative community of nuns at Queen of Peace Monastery produces pots, carvings, icons, books By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic SQUAMISH Caption: Sister Mary Magdalen Coughlin, OP, makes clay pots in her studio at Queen...


God fulfills our needs

- Monday, 23 November 2015

Flippant use of blessed needs to be replaced by the Gospel Jenna McDonald Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City (left) walks with Jesuit Father Sean Carroll in the Arizona desert. (Photo: Nancy Wiechec / CNS) What does it mean to be blessed ? We hear the word a lot this time of year, and unfortunately, it is often misused and overused. Commercials and social media will be saturated with pictures of tables full of turkey with all of the fixings; there will family...

Kraków remained faithful to the Redeemer

- Friday, 20 November 2015

The City of Saints By Father Raymond J. de Souza The gothic St. Mary’s Basilica anchors the main square in Krakow, Poland. The city, once the royal capital of Poland, will host the international World Youth Day in July. (Photo: Nancy Wiechec / CNS) When World Youth Day opens in Kraków, Poland, next summer, it will be coming home. It was at St. Florian's Parish in Kraków where, as a chaplain to university students, a young Father Karol Wojtyla planted the seeds that 40 years later would bear fruit in World Youth Day. Two summers ago, after it...


Assisted death panel's mandate change alarms euthanasia opponents

Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Executive director of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition calls the action 'wrong' and 'short-sighted' By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould. Changes to the mandate of the panel consulting the public about doctor-assisted death...

Advocates worried religious freedom not in foreign affairs mandate

Monday, 23 November 2015
Letter considered to be more politically correct than truthful By Deborah Gyapong OTTAWA (CCN) Caption: Religious Freedom Ambassador Andrew Bennett remains in his post, but advocates say they worry about the future of his...

Activist says the disabled are becoming increasingly vulnerable

Sunday, 22 November 2015
Jim Derksen believes many feel threatened by the prospect of assisted suicide and euthanasia By Agnieszka Krawczynski The B.C. Catholic Caption: Jim Derksen, a disability rights activist who has post polio syndrome, has been...


Is diving morally acceptable?

Friday, 11 July 2014
Numerous players from many teams try it on By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic Caption: Father Pablo Santa Maria. It's the 90th minute in a World Cup match. The fans nervously look at the scoreboard:...

B.C. Lions QB takes both football and life's challenges in stride

Thursday, 21 November 2013
Travis Lulay leaps into end zone on Catholicism, Popes, and how to be a role model (Caption: B.C. Lions quarterback Travis Lulay tries to avoid Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Weldon Brown (#35) during...

B.C. Lions host annual Faith Night

Friday, 15 November 2013
Players, coaches tackle questions on prayer, competing for a higher cause By Alistair Burns The B.C. Catholic The final score is the only statistic that matters to most CFL fans. Did the Lions win?...


Estate Planning

- Friday, 25 September 2015

Universities, medical foundations, and social agencies around the world have a long history in donor engagement, strategic fundraising, and planned giving. As such, they have much to teach the Church about how to do fundraising. But the one thing that we cannot learn, borrow, or adapt from this philanthropic community is motivation. Download the Estate Planning Special Section






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